Slug is saying how his smooth conversation is like a drug that women fiend for.
He’s also making fun of himself cause he actually says he has nothing more to offer than “word” to get the girl “high”, maybe cause he only got one drink ticket and no gage.
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Pun on the word ‘daily’ and Slug’s real name, Sean Daley.
Sunspot is saying how much music has impacted his life, everything in his life is influenced by music and is therefore ‘to the beat’
I like the current definition for this part of the song, but Sunspot seems to be devoting this section to his own definition of a “Night Prowler”.
Sunspot states that a “night prowler” is how authority, and society looks at those who are “sittin' on the streets” — or otherwise poor and, according to the line: “They see a black man they get scared as hell”, black.
To him, Night Prowling is just a word for the way of life he is forced into, and the way it affects him and his surroundings. it makes him want to break things, re-create his reality to something more suitable. As a night prowler, He must constantly be aware of being followed on the streets, and he must share the streets with the police, who are also night-prowlers in a different sense of the phrase.
this verse details the tragedy of being in a circumstance you have no choice in or control of.
Reference to Murs' crew, Living Legends
Joe Clark was a high school principal in one of New Jersey’s toughest inner city schools. He was played by Morgan Freeman in 1989 biopic Lean on Me.
Honors is saying how his ideological parents were people like Rosa Parks, who chose to fight the system in her own way, and Joe Clark, who educated rough, inner city kids in Honor’s hometown of NJ.
the black community been trapped in the ghetto for so long, and people still think its a cool lifestyle to be living
Inhale/in hell. Its hard to breathe when you’re in hell, i.e. the ghetto
Honors wears “retro” specs like these
Also, a clever play on the word “retrospect”, the contemplation of the past, which is where the style of his specs is from
He feels disoriented when thinking back to all the bad times in his past
Honor’s is saying that he takes the pain he feels inside and uses it as motivation, or ‘fuel’, to help him to keep going and make that fire
Honors is critiquing how people follow trends, ‘drowning’ their own sense of self in the process.
Society is so obsessed with appearance that people undertake plastic surgery that takes away the natural beauty of who they are.
Society tells us that material wealth and physical perfection are things that are to be valued, and when people cant measure up to these levels of perfection they feel devalued as a person.
But in the end, its all lie, and no matter how expensive and pretty that lie is, it cant even begin to compete with the truth.